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Dog-approved businesses for National Puppy Day

March 23, 2018

March 23 is recognized as National Puppy Day, celebrating our four-legged friends.

Whether you currently own a puppy or are considering adopting one, we’ve compiled a list of REAP businesses where you can get natural, organic pet supplies and keep your new family member in their best health.

All Things Jill is the wholesale brand by Jill Hawker at The Apothecary in Inglewood. Her ‘Chic Puppy’ product line includes paw salve, shampoo, and bug spritz to keep dogs’ bodies clean and healthy, and carpet soda to keep your home fresh. All products are handmade with natural ingredients and scented with essential oils. Bring back your containers from The Apothecary in Inglewood for a chance to donate to Alberta Animal Rescue Crew Society (AARCS) through their give-back program this month.
Muttley Crue is an organic groomer and daycare run by lifetime dog-person Annie Cole. All products used on the dogs are natural, green, and often locally-sourced. The front-of-house also bears an extensive retail section, with some of Annie’s favourite Calgarian dog products and accessories.
When it comes to feeding your pup, Blush Lane, Community Natural Foods, and Sunnyside Natural Market all have natural, organic pet food options in addition to pet-friendly Omega 3 supplements to keep their coats healthy.
Support pet therapy programs through True Buch’s single-serve bottles of kombucha – specifically the Ginger flavour, which gives 50 cents from each purchase to the Pet Access League Society (PALS), which brings pets into care facilities and schools to help lower stress levels. Click here to find a True Buch retailer near you.

We hope that you and your puppies enjoy these fetching retailers!


Check out our directory for more local businesses for the whole family.
Read this article to learn more about Muttley Crue’s retail selection, and this article about their unique 24-hour webcam surveillance system.

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